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Royal recognition for Devon’s top volunteer groups

Three Devon volunteer groups receive the Royal seal of approval as they are honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2018. The Award, the highest given each year to volunteer groups, sets the benchmark for excellence in volunteering and is equivalent...

Ten Tors 2019

Lt General Sir Andrew Ridgway DL visited Ten Tors 2019 on Dartmoor yesterday representing the Lieutenancy. He was briefed on the event although having taken part himself when he was at school in Exeter, he understood full well how the participants felt when he chatted...

Plymouth gets new, purpose-built Sexual Assault Referral Centre

Plymouth gets new, purpose-built Sexual Assault Referral Centre

Plymouth’s new Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) was formally opened on 5 February, coinciding with the start of national Sexual Violence Awareness Week. The facility, run by Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT), is a new, purpose-built environment that will...

Local Charities Day 2018 announced as 14th December

Local Charities Day 2018 announced as 14th December

From the DCMS blog: I am delighted to announce that Local Charities Day will be returning this year on Friday 14 December 2018! It is my first Local Charities Day as Minister for Sport and Civil Society and I could not be more excited about building on the success of...

Devon Remembers – Events from across the County

Devon Remembers – Events from across the County

Lady Arran Vice Lord-Lieutenant attended Service of Remembrance on 9th November held WW1 Commonwealth War Graves at Higher Cemetery, Exeter followed by a reception at the White Ensign Club. Sir John Evans, Deputy Lieutenant of Devon attended Exeter City Football...

Royal honours received at a double awards ceremony

Royal honours received at a double awards ceremony

Twelve community champions and two volunteer groups, all from Devon, received their Royal honours at a double awards ceremony on Friday 12 October. Representatives from the two volunteer groups were presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2018 at a...